Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal wedding frenzy

Have you heard? There’s a wedding on Friday…it’s kind of a big deal. Actually, it would be hard for you not to have heard anything about it if you watch any TV, listen to the radio, surf the Internet or go grocery shopping. Virtually every magazine cover in the checkout line is plastered with photos and headlines of the big event. For those of you hiding under a rock…there’s this prince, and he’s going to marry this non-royal commoner, who will become a princess on Friday. It’s the stuff of fairytales and happens maybe only once in a lifetime. I think that’s what’s making people crazy and obsessed over this whole royal wedding deal. It’s the biggest wedding of the year, unless of course you’re getting married this year – then I’m sure you probably think your wedding takes the cake.  

To top it off, the bride and groom are both ridiculously beautiful-looking people. Kate is classy, stylish and has an air of simplicity and sophistication about her…a natural princess. I even like that she goes by “Kate,” instead of the less formal and more common “Katie” or the stuffier and more pretentious “Catherine.” William is handsome, seems to be a gentleman, and really, who can resist a prince…especially with a British accent (Don’t British accents automatically add a few points to your attractiveness rating)? We’ve been brainwashed by Disney movies as little girls to want to be princesses when we grow up. I admit that I used to have quite a crush on Prince William as a pre-teen and planned our imaginary wedding in my head. It involved a lot of silk and fresh flowers.

I’m rather enamored with the whole royal wedding thing myself and am a little taken in by the frenzy. In fact, if I didn’t have to be a grown up with an 8-to-5 job, I would probably stay up really late, invite some friends over and have a sleepover viewing party with tea and crumpets and everything. Alas, I will have to settle for the countless reruns and recaps that, I’m sure, will dominate television over the weekend.

If you’re lucky enough to be having a royal wedding watch party, you can find some really pretty free printables for your party at the amazingly impressive Hostess With The Mostess blog…here & here. Some lovely images from the site…
As with anything, there are always those people who take the obsession to a whole new level. Here are some examples of the craziness as a result of the upcoming royal nuptials:

1 comment:

  1. Those fingernails are just creepy!! I wish I were having or going to a watch party instead of going to work.